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Poster: Moongleam Date: May 21, 2014 9:00am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: I'm terrified

Many years ago, I saw a TV episode with this scenario:

A has-been actor is approached by a mysterious individual who has a strange job for him. He is going to be paid to make one more episode of the TV show he starred in years ago.

It turns out that beings on another planet had been watching the series and were upset when it ended without proper closure.

Does anyone else remember this?

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Poster: olderthanbw Date: May 25, 2014 6:58am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: I'm terrified

I remember seeing a show like that, which starred Darren McGavin as the actor. The TV show he had starred in was a detective show and the aliens wanted a final episode to tie things up. I can't recall which series it was on, but definitely remember the episode.

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Poster: Moongleam Date: May 27, 2014 4:03am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: I'm terrified

You're right!

Searching at IMDb for "Darren McGavin" yields:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0716935/combined

The series was "Tales from the Darkside" and the episode was "Distant Signals" (17 November 1985; Season 2, Episode 8).

Thanks.

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Poster: cosmico Date: May 21, 2014 4:24pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: I'm terrified

This might not be right at all, but it sure sounds vaguely like an episode of the 1980s Amazing Stories series.